Consumers usually pay higher than in-store prices when they order groceries through Instacart. But there are ways you can reduce this final amount.
Instacart partners with grocery stores in different cities to spare busy shoppers a trip to the store. You can enter your zip code on its website to see if it services your area.
You just need to create an account online through the Instacart app and place an order at a nearby participating grocer. An Instacart shops for you and delivers your food right to your door. Let's take a look at some ways you can save money on your orders so you can use this convenient service without hassle!
Place your order ahead of time
One other way to save money on Instacart is to plan your order ahead of time. When you put the items in your cart and ready to place the order, you will pick a delivery time.
If you’re not in a rush to receive your groceries, you can select the “fast & flexible” delivery option to avoid any additional delivery charges.
Get free delivery on your first order
Are you wondering how to get free delivery on Instacart? Instacart offers free delivery on the first order. This offer is for new customers only and helps to save money on your first order.
Become an Instacart Express member
If you’re using Instacart regularly, you should consider signing up for the Instacart Express membership. Instacart Express members get free delivery on all orders over $35.
There’s also no busy pricing fee for Instacart Express members even during peak hours. The annual membership for Instacart Express costs $99. You may also choose monthly membership at $9.99.
If you’re using Instacart at least three times a month, it is worth signing up for Instacart Express to save money on delivery fees.
Use digital coupons on Instacart
When you log into your Instacart account, you’ll first select a store before starting shopping and will be directed to the store’s landing page. You’ll see manufacturers’ coupons listed under each item, and these coupons are applied automatically to qualifying items in your cart.
If you’d like to see all available coupons, click the “Savings” tab on your desktop or the mobile app. Instacart updates digital coupons regularly, so you may see new discounts each time you click the “Savings” tab.
Link Ibotta to Instacart and earn cashback
Ibotta announced in August 2020 that you could start earning cashback on Instacart purchases using Ibotta.
It is a great way to save money on groceries because Ibotta has great offers available all the time. To earn cashback on Instacart purchases, you need to link your Ibotta account to Instacart.